Some benzodiazepines like clorazepate are administered by doctors to patients using the brand names Tranxene, Novo-Clopate in South Africa.

These compounds are prescribed for sleep problems:

  • Insomnia
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Inducing Anesthetic
Common names for Benzodiazepines include:

  • Downers
  • Heavenly Blues
  • Jellies
  • Z Bars

Prescription medications such as Tranxene, Novo-Clopate act on the central nervous system produce sedation & relaxation and lowered anxiety issues in patients. In spite of the many helpful uses of clorazepate it can lead to psychological & physical addiction difficulties.

Nearly two thousand distinct variations of these compounds are classed under benzodiazepines & are defined in in how quickly they work.

Other reasons why clorazepate is prescribed.

Anti-anxiety, benzodiazepine withdrawal, cervical dystonia, depression, hyperekplexia, light sedation, nausea/vomiting, chemotherapy induced, opiate withdrawal, seizure prevention, status epilepticus.

Important information about Tranxene, Novo-Clopate (clorazepate)

As clorazepate has a depressant effect it can be problematic to patients with breathing or respiratory problems, existing depression, psychiatric problems, muscle disease, porphyria, sleep apnoea, epilepsy, glaucoma problems, kidney or liver problems or drug / alcohol addiction problems.

Clorazepate Addiction Treatment: Facts You Should Know

Tranxene, Novo-Clopate is prescription medication ONLY

  • Patients should shouldn’t use clorazepate while being pregnant
  • This prescribed medication is habit-forming and should be used by the person for whom it was prescribed
  • Keep the clorazepate meds in a safe & secure location where others cannot get to it
  • It is very risky to purchase clorazepate via online drug stores
  • It can be dangerous to administer clorazepate if you have liver / kidney disease (specifically alcohol related liver disease)

Contact your doctor should you experience:

  • Epileptic seizures
  • Liver & – or kidney disease (especially if drug or alcohol related)
  • Asthmatic and – or other breathing related disorders
  • History of suicidal thoughts or depression or suicide related behaviors
  • A standing history of drug or alcohol addiction issues
  • Should you additionally take other opioid medication.

While clorazepate can cause several unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. Read more about prescription drug addiction here. Should you need help with a over the counter medication addiction Relapse Prevention maintains a list of Southern Africa’s top alcoholic & drug rehabilitation centres.